[techtalk] mail format (was re: ftp for non users)
cjames at opensite.com
Mon Nov 29 09:24:03 EST 1999
>I find it painful to go from two easily to follow rules: "Be
>nice, and be polite...to a whole bunch of things, about 50% of
>which sounds silly called nettiquette. This is going too far
>in my opinion. Since this is a diverse group I try to keep things
>to text only. All I have to do is look at the time zones
>scattered everywhere and I can guess.
Absolutely right on, Steve. To me, netiquette is
mostly about being polite. I don't believe I've ever flamed
Re: HTML mail: I think most people have the same
problem they I did. They would happily turn it off if
someone would just TELL THEM HOW. I hate HTML'ed email.
Unfortunately, these unspeakable Microsoft products think
they are smarter than their users, and they are *sure* that
at the other end of the email connection is the same
Microsoft application, which happily speaks the proprietary
Complaining about the problem isn't the solution;
education is. And "education" is more than just telling
people *why* HTML'ed email is bad; it means teaching people
*how* to turn it off. I think it would be useful for
someone to compile a FAQ on this topic.
>It is hard for me to live in a highly rule bound environment.
>I was SO GLAD TO GET OUT OF AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL AND ITS RULE
>BOOKS. So I go back and forth about bowing out totally and
>hanging around.It is just something I can not do. "Be kind, polite
>and caring is good, and sometimes we all pop off. (American
>Slang: Speak without thinking it all through clearly.) To be called
>CONSTANTLY on it is unkind and hurtful. It borders on meanness.
I agree here, too. It's one thing to ask everyone
to be polite, and quite another to quote a book of rules.
If LinuxChix ever becomes highly rule-based, I'm outta here.
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